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him break into showbiz. >>> obama senior campaign adviser, david axelrod, he's better for a new job. don't look for him at his old spot in the white house. >> going to spend part of my time, starting an institute of politic at the university of chicago. my feeling is, if i can help inspire some young people to get into this arena as candidates, as strategists, as journalists, then that would be a great contribution to make. >>> by now you know karl rove didn't quite get it right on election night. and that was just fine with "the simpsons." during last night's episode, bart's message on the chalkboard read, i will not concede the election until karl rove gives me permission. >>> a small town is marking president obama's election by sending two pounds of white truffles to the white house. that's going to do it. that's your dish of scrambled politics. >>> that fiscal cliff hanging over wall street and main street, some investors are worried last week's postelection sell-off could gather steam. the s&p 500 is four points from correction territory. this week, we'll get new numbers on re
on shore and it will be off and on rain today. heavy rain will come in this evening. >>> president obama meets with congressional leaders at the white house this morning to push for consensus on ways to avoid the upcoming fiscal cliff. the vice president will also attend. president obama wants any deficit reduction plan to include tax increases on the wealthy. republicans say that they will not accept higher tax rates. >>> federal express and ups say they are targets of a federal criminal investigation. the two shipping companies say the probe is related to their dealing with online pharmacies. those websites are at the center of an international crack down on prescription drug because abuse. that has led to dozens of arrests including seven in san francisco this year. >>> in overnight news a man is in critical condition after a run in with san francisco police. officers say they tried to stop him on foot near 37th avenue and fulton street at 11:25 last night. the man ran. they did catch up with him but he resisted arrest. paramedics had to give him cpr. now he's at the hospital with lif
-cio members are 83% white, 53% of them own guns and they voted 70% for barack obama. labor knows exactly how important it was to the president's reelection effort particularly in the swing states. what about labor law reforms? what about making the marketplace more attractive to unions and union membership? mitt romney ran as if the president had put in place big sweeping labor law changes, but the obama administration didn't affect midge change in the first term. there's lots of things left on the labor agenda like a bill to make it easier for unions to get recognized and harder for companies to block unions from forming. could it be in the realm of possibility in the second term obama administration? or yesterday when the president spoke at arlington national cemetery, he touched on something that should be in the realm of possibility. the month's long backlog that our new veterans are facing when they try to access the benefits they have earned when they get home from war. >> no veteran should have to wait months or years for the benefits that you have earned so we will continue to attack
that the president would not be alerted to this fact? >> well, i can't speak for what is going on in the obama white house. bob mueller was my fbi director when i was the attorney general. i suspect at some point this summer bob mueller would have notified the attorney general. i have reason to believe general general petraeus is involved in an a extramarital relationship. now i would have taken that information, which i consider significant to the president quite frankly. i think the president would want to know that information. i think the president wants to know that the person who holds many of nation's secrets is engaged in conduct that reflects poor judgment. also, at the time, we now believe reporting is there was no breach of national security as a result of this relationship. i suspect in the summer we weren't really quite sure of that consequently it might be important for the president to know that in his conversations with david petraeus. for matters of national security i think this would be a reason why the president would want to know that the law enforcement community, that the fbi,
in these talks. tamron. >> we got information in from the white house that following his dinner tonight, president barack obama called president morsi of egypt. he spoke with the israeli prime minister netanyahu of israel getting an update on the situation as it stands in more detail from the white house indicating president obama called morsi. the two leaders discussed wayed to de-escalate the situation in gaza, and the president underscored the necessity of hamas ending fire into israel. that's the latest information. thank you. as i mentioned, more than 100 rockets have been fired from gaza into southern israel. you heard ayman refer to that happening today alone. many rockets fired into israel have been intercepted by the country's missile defense system. it is known as the iron dome. nbc news correspondent stephanie gosk joins me from tel aviv. this missile defense that we talk so much about, stephanie, is significant in many ways. it kept down the loss of life, which certainly would have escalated this crisis far faster than what we're seeing. >> reporter: yeah. it gives them some
is on at the white house as president obama is meeting with union leaders to push his plan for increasing taxes on people and make $250,000 a year. rich edson is outside the white's with details. rich: merriman nehr biggest supporters for president obama and democrats at the white house, major labor union leaders, progress of union leaders. what are they saying? how about this from our previous statement from the president of the afl-cio saying no more bush tax cut for the riches 2 prison, no benefit cuts for social security, medicare and medicaid. also meeting today, representatives from the center for budget and policy priorities, the group a couple months ago that also said if you don't get what you can get on taxes tax increase, still reluctance, you should allow the country to go over the fiscal cliff on taxes so you get a better deal in january and february. when you talk about entitlement reform, when you talk about taxes, house republicans are saying john boehner is saying we will do revenue from tax reform but must be accompanied by meaningful tax reform so two different messages. cong
york city and we begin with a looming showdown over the so-called fiscal cliff. the white house is showing its cards and sending a message ahead of the president's face-to-face meeting with republican congressional leaders. it'll take place on friday. president obama plans to open negotiations by calling for $1.6 trillion in additional tax revenue over the next decade. that amount is likely far more than republicans would be willing to accept and double the amount that speaker boehner had offered the president during their debt negotiations last year. today, the president is scheduled to meet with ceos from a dozen companies among them general electric, ford and ibm. they'll discuss ways to work together and try to find a balanced approach to reducing the deficit. during a closed door meeting yesterday with union leaders and liberal supporters, president obama reportedly vowed that he would "not budge" when it comes to letting the bush tax cuts expire for the country's highest earners. labor leader and president of the afl-cio was among those at the white house meeting and says
efforts to ease tensions in the region. the white house says president obama supports israel's right to teefd itself but that he wants td situation resolved quickly as possible. >>> today the president takes his first overseas trip since winning re-election. mr. obama will head to southeast asia for a four-day visit and attend a summit in cambodia as well as stop in thailand. he will be the first u.s. president to visit myanmar where he'll meet with democratic activist aung san suu kyi. >>> this morning leaders in congress say they are optimistic they can reach a deal that would avoid the upcoming so-called fiscal cliff. the president and house leaders showed confidence after a closed door meeting on capitol hill. the republican house speaker john boehner and democrat house minority leader nancy pelosi expressed confidence but neither said how the talks are progressing. the president insists the way to handle it is to tee cease taxes as scheduled for individuals making less than $250,000 per year. lawmakers have until the end of the year to reach a deal. >> do you have a plan to addr
the so-called fiscal cliff. so much for compromising the white house says president obama would fall for a $1.6 trillion tax hike. >> the president is clear. he will not extend. he will not sign a bill that extends the bush era tax cuts to the wealthiest americans because it's not good policy. >> re pub crepublicans say it's wrong time to face a tax increase. >> he said he is innocent. the founder of the world's famous company has denied any involvement in his neighbor's murder. in a brand new bizarre interview john mcafee tells wired magazine he is now on the run and will do whatever it takes to stay alive. >> right now, sir, i am hold up in a place -- ( >>that can it mcaf fee's flight. it brings a lot of questions to mind. >>> a congressional hearing on the meningitis outbreak. the compounding center will be in the hot seat but will likely plead the 5th. 32 people have died another 450 are sick after receiving the tainted shots made by the necc. also to take the stand the head of the fda and a widow of a judge who died from fungal meningitis. a florida socialite connected to david
. now, her and the rest of the olympic team have visited the white house. was mr. obama able to get a smile out of her? we'll show you, coming up. >> that's a big question. >>> also, special delivery. what fast food chain is making it easier to have it your way right at home? and right here in the studio, as well. take a guess, ron. it's coming up. >> we'll get to that in a bit. >>> we're going to start with the opening statements in a case we've been following closely here on "gma." the high school valedictorian accused of killing his own mother. the young man so popular in his hometown, the judge had trouble empaneling an impartial jury. abc's john muller has been on this story all week. good morning, john. >> reporter: he's a beloved figure in his community, all-around good guy. his mother had a violent, dark side. jeffrey pyne says he didn't kill her. his surviving family says he didn't do it. but yesterday, prosecutors began making their case. 22-year-old jeffrey pyne sat expressionless, as prosecutors told the jury how the former high school valedictorian bludgeoned, stabbed a
the white house, even president obama weighed in on this. >> we are safer because of the work that david petraeus has done and my main hope right now is that he and his family are able to move on. >> reporter: the president weighed in for the first time on the sex scandal that has captured the nation's attention and forced david petraeus to resign has director of the cia after admitting to an affair with his biographer paula broadwell. >> i have no evidence at this point from what i've seen that classified information was disclosed, that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. >> reporter: another respective four star general got a vote of confidence from the secretary of defense. general john allen is' queuesed of exchanging emails with jill kelley, who sparked the petraeus investigation. >> he has our confidence. >> reporter: kelley is under investigation for invoking her special access at mcdill where she was allowed to walk around without a military escort. she is accused of storing cdzal material -- confidential material at her home. >> no comment. >> r
were at that time. there is no scandal here. >> she gave her sense -- her spin, the white house spin. the obama spin probably started there at that level. it is said now, for the unrolling of events in benghazi that involved four americans getting killed. >> this was five days after the events. they had minimal amounts of intelligence. they were not allowed to put in things that they hadn't already nailed down. this was what they were prepared to put out five days later. it changed a number of times repeatedly after that. but at the moment, she did nothing wrong. >> that is nonsense. look, these cia guys were in a firefight that night seven and a half hours. two of their guys, the seals with cia got killed. they came out, reported back. you had real-time intelligence. the cia, according to petraeus on friday, said he had in his talking points that this may have been an al-qaeda operation. that's taken out. carney and then petraeus and then rice repeatedly and the president say it came out of some spontaneous protest. there was no spontaneous protest. there was a terrorist attack. >>
some while visiting a fema disaster site. >>> the looming fiscal cliff takes center stage at the white house today. president obama is meeting with the leaders of both parties from the house and senate this morning to start negotiations on avoiding those automatic tax hikes and deep spending cuts. the president sits down with the head of 13 civil rights groups this afternoon to get their input on the negotiation. >>> adecision on the future of hostess brands -- a decision on the future of hostess brands is supposed to be announced today. hostess said if workers did not return to work by 5:00 p.m. yesterday, it would have to go into liquid situation. that would result in a loss of nearly 20,000 jobs. >>> it is an all-out attack on sugary junk food. ahead in about 10 minutes, schools are taking big steps to make sure your kids eat more healthy but is it working? we'll find out in just a moment. first, heress tucker barnes. >> we have some clouds and a couple of light showers. julie wright has a look at your traffic too right after the break. in celebration of over 75 years of our govern
americans. >>> and tomorrow president obama welcomes congressional leaders to the white house where they will be discussing that fiscal cliff and trying to figure out some sort of deal. if they can't make it happen on january 1st the bush era tax cuts expire and some drastic budget cuts will king. the president says any deal must include asking wealthier americans to pay more in taxes. >>> the president also toured staten island today, getting a firsthand look at the damage from superstorm sandy. he visited a neighborhood where 19 people were killed. the president thanked first responders, military personnel and fema workers for helping in the recovery. 47,000 new yorkers have applied for housing help through fema. many of them want the government to act faster. the president urged insurance companies to, quote, show some heart and some spirit in helping people rebuild. ,everyonce in awhile you hear the story of a person who has overcome unthinkable adversity to rise above and soar. tonight the children's defense fund honored ten such teens. >> eva maria, let me tell you about this
it. president obama told a critical meeting on the fiscal cliff today at the white house but no matter what i am saying it will be higher tax rates for the rich in the new year. markets don't like it. opening bell next. stuart: the news background that will affect the market today, hostess gone, liquidated, no impact on markets whatsoever. more trouble in gaza, probably no major market index on stocks. the real free-market factor here is the ongoing obama post-election sell-off. down 700 points since the reelection of barack obama. where do we open this friday morning as we close out week? we will probably be ever so slightly higher. that is not much of the gain after a 700 point loss. a modest move up, i would buy everybody to watch for any leaks in headlines coming out of that meeting with the white house with president obama and congressional leaders. it is on the fiscal cliff. any week that comes out of there will probably affect and move the market. when is the last time you use a pc? may be like a lot of people you switched your computing to a smart phone. dell, ver
here with the fiscal cliff negotiations in washington, d.c. president obama at the white house yesterday holding his first meeting with labor leaders and leaders of progressive organizations. i saw many of our friends there at the white house yesterday. to start talking about what we're going to demand, what we can expect to get and where we go with the negotiations over the fiscal cliff. it is a busy, busy wednesday. we'll get right into it. and look forward to hearing from you at 1-866-55-press. you know that's our toll free number. 1-866-55-press. look forward to your comments on twitter at bpshow, facebook, join us show. and in the chat room, you've got a chance to join your fellow "full court pressers" across the land and talk about the issues and we'll check in on the chat room every once in awhile. you talk about the issues as we're debating them on the air. it is a glorious wednesday morning here, november 14. president obama has a big news conference scheduled. his first one in a long
this in partnership with the government. the obama white house, doe, nasa, darpa have all been partners in doing this. so, i think, you know, it's really a partnership between corporations, philanthropy and the government to focus on problems. i personally don't believe there is no challenge that cannot be solved with the right capital, passion and technology. >> yeah, this country has proven that time and time again over the past 200 and some odd years. >> absolutely. it's a long road perspective. >> have a great time in chicago. we'll see you soon. peter diamandis joining us from schwab impact 2012. a lot more from there all day today on cnbc. two exclusives coming up on "closing bell," george roberts, walter bettinger, ceo of charles schwab. >>> they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. one contemporary painting is in the home of the person with the largest wallet. what do you think this work went for? what a gorgeous rothko. with the spark cash card from capital one, olaf gets great rewards for his small business! pizza! [ garth ] olaf's small business earns 2% cash back on every purchase, e
at the white house. president obama hosted cast and crew members. one of the movie's producers said that the president was incredibly moved by the film. director steven spielberg, actor daniel day lewis, who played abraham lincoln, and sally field were all said to be in attendance. they shot a lot of scenes of the movie in the richmond area. a lot of people excited to see this one. >> daniel day lewis is a genius. he's brilliant in everything he's done. he's amazing. you add steven spielberg and sally field. >> and the story. lincoln's story is amazing watch. >> so many movies to watch. "skyfall," "argo." i don't have the time. >> i've seen that. and twilight, of course. >> of course. >> and tom kierein is watching the skies this morning. >>> they're producing a few sprinkles around mainly south and east of washington. we talked about sprinkles and different types of weather when i visited bowie high school's ann annex. this was on wednesday in prince george's county and talked to a special needs program there. i want to thank teachers karen morrissey and cheryl alt for the invitati
." >> bill: okay. president obama at the white house today. starting the first of a series of meetings leading up to negotiations over how to avoid going off the fiscal cliff. he's starting with a very, very important meeting today with leaders of organized labor. a lot of them sponsors of the "full court press" here. and leaders of other progressive organizations to get their ideas on what we should do about supporting his balanced way of balancing the budget. that meet will be at 11:30 today. prior to that, the daily briefing with the vice president. jay carney, his press briefing today at 12:30 and you can bet i will be there. when we come back, our entire next hour, very exciting to talk about the white house fellows program. very important program. get to meet the director and three of this year's outstanding white house fellows on the "full court press" coming up next. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> bill: what do you say? good morning everybody. it is the "full court press." here on tuesday november 13. welcome to
now is gregory craig, former white house counsel to president obama. i find like many people almost inconceivable that the white house would have had no knowledge of an fbi investigation with the director of the cia. tell me why i shouldn't be skeptical. ? >> the fbi conducts many of investigations sometimes the are high profile and sometimes less high profile. this was a less high profile investigation but the fbi reports through the justice department and it does not notify the white house or the president about investigations that are underway. my experience is that we got told about indictments that were going to be coming forward and we were not consulted or informed about investigations underway. this is not just something that happens with a republican attorney general. >> you are talking about one of the top intelligence agencies. you are talking about the chief and over a sex scandal that could potentially and had brought him down. it is an issue whether you want to have political judgements exercised. there are no rules here. no laws here. no conventions here other than un
obama is back in the white house, democrats are back in control of the senate, and republicans are back running the house. that's what prevailed before americans voted, when deadlock reigned in washington, little got done, and the country was frustrated and angry. are we in for more of the same? the talk we are hearing in washington sounds altogether too familiar. so let's consider what's ahead with two people of different philosophies about what should be done. bob herbert was a long-time liberal columnist for "the new york times" until he retired last year and became a distinguished senior fellow for the national think tank demos. he's been on the road for months now, reporting for his forthcoming book, "wounded colossus." reihan salam writes "the agenda," that's a daily blog for the conservative national review online. he is a policy advisor at the think tank economics 21 and a columnist for reuters. he is also the co-author with ross douthat of the much talked-about book, "grand new party: how republicans can win the working class and save the american dream." welcome to both of you
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and probably not the secretary of state. lou: president obama and acknowledging exactly that. the white house request. petraeus testimony creates a number of troubling questions. one, he knew immediately that he was a terrorist attack. just a few days later on the 14th of september before the intelligence committee. frankly, at least the statements and most members of that committee to examine with the white house line on an internet video, which the president himself has pointed to, disavowing that very message, that very talking point from the first 24 hours. >> clearly he has amended his statement. the first statement, you know, said that he purportedly, written and sent from cia out al qaeda was suspected. the words were changed to extremists suspected or indications of extremists. lou: he amended his statement. who is the heat? >> patraeus appears to -- the seventh from petraeus appears to be amended. what he did stay based on the news reporting is that the statement that was sent out, the riding said katie suspected. the change was indications of extremists. this goes to a larger narrat
of a southeast asia to work toward the white house says the obama relationship with asia will play a critical part in the second term on his foreign policy. all of also plans a regional summit in cambodia and will be the forest vi president to visit fit president to visit myanmar.... the death toll is rising as israel troops and palestinians trade fire over the gaza border. an israeli air strike destroyed the palestinian cabinet headquarters and gaza, in response to rockets shot from gaza towards israel. >> israel says one rocket was blocked saturday morning as it headed straight from tel aviv. the conflict in this region is intensifying. as thousands of troops are being mobilized in the isreali/gaza border. >> this continued hostility is fueling and settlement. fueling-uncertainty. -- >> the isreali and the palestinians remain at odds and they are hoping to find a peaceful resolution. >> the popular of ride sharing supe servi have been fined $20,000 by the public utilities commission with public safety violations. >> ride sharing services are catching on like wildfire they seem like a great
majority in the senate. there is certainly some onus on president obama, the white house and senate majority leader harry reid to show that the democratic party can govern in a moment of great fiscal crisis. so i think there's a tremendous amount of pressure to go around here. while the conventional wisdom is that the president is in the driver's seat, i think that there's plenty of leverage to be had on capitol hill. jon: and republicans are not likely going to want to give a whole lot on tax increases. >> there's no doubt. and that's why you sort of look for that line in the sand and whether or not it's going to be drawn on capitol hill. it's not too early to think about 2014 for senators who may be up for re-election in 2014 and even for members of the house. it's never too early in washington to think about your next election, so i don't think there's any doubt that members of both parties are going to potentially be looking over their shoulder at potential primary challenges depending on which way they go here. so the political implications are always there. jon: yeah. and sinc
obama is inviting leaders from the labor and business communities to the white house this week for talks. the president and bipartisan congressional leaders will hold their first fiscal cliff meeting on friday. >>> if you're looking to add fiber to your diet, you probably reach for fruits, vegetables, whole grains, that kind of thing. in japan you can now reach for a pepsi cola. pepsi will launch a version of its namesake cola with a flat blocking fiber. in japan, the drink is being called pepsi special. believe it or not, this is not the first drink in japan that has fiber in it. >> who knew. i wonder if it tastes any good. >> look do you have for us in the next half-hour? >> coach to 5k, the wrapup edition. we're going to talk about it. >> good. >>> dozens of people had to evacuate their neighborhood after a house explosion. >> now it appears some of them will have to rebuild from scratch. more on that next. >> plus, after being on medical leave for months, congressman jesse jackson, jr. appears on the verge of making a deal with federal prosecutors. well very more on that when we come
obama met with in the white house since his election, the labor unions, the labor block, that tells a lot who is driving policy at least at the start of the second term? and the labor unions basically said we want no compromise on this, we'll take it to the people. so, i believe, paul, that this president is sporting for a fight on this. he wants to take this case to the people and the republicans, kim is right, the republicans have moved a long way and say, look, we'll negotiate this, but when i talked to minority leader this past weekend in the senate, mitch mcconnell, he says we'll give anything, but one thing we're not going to do is raise these tax rates because they generally believe, and i think they're right about this, raising those tax rates could cause a double dip recession. >> paul: what's the alternative. if the president insists on raising tax rates and the republicans say no. all the president has to do is let the taxes go up on january 1st, he gets the tax increase anyway and beat the heck out of the republicans, for blaming whatever economic consequences happen and
. the reestablishment of the white house initiative by president obama was another accomplishment. president obama's cabinets has dr. steven chu. the very first asian-american -- as ambassador to the republic of china. we have a lot of accomplishments. it was not that accident, my friends. everyone of you know that you work hard. all these things are done on purpose. i want to let you know that we also can boast twice as many asian-americans on federal benches. those of us to understand the impact of the supreme court and what it can do or on june, we know that having asian-americans on the federal bench is a line up for appointments to the supreme court. thank you very much for this opportunity. i want to say that silicon valley is the birthplace of high-tech. silicon valley is the birthplace of norm. five minutes? thank you very much. [applause] >> thank you, congressmen. we would have extended the five minutes if we got a karaoke's song. >> this event would have not been possible by the financial contributions of our sponsors. we want to thank chevron corp., wells fargo, mcdonald's, academy of
for the week. >> i'm jessica yellin at the white house. in the coming week, president obama will honor america's veterans with a wreath ceremony at arlington cemetery. midweek, he will hold his first news conference since the re-election in the east room of the white house. he will visit the new york area to tour the recovery efforts from superstorm sandy. and on friday, to end the week, he will meet right here at the white house with leaders from both the house and the senate, both democrats and republicans, to begin negotiations over the fiscal cliff. >>> i'm paul steinhauser at the cnn political desk. wednesday and thursday, gop governors meet in las vegas for the republican governor's association's annual get-together. among those attending are possible contenders for the next republican presidential nomination. next weekend, senator marco rubio, who may also have designs on the white house, headlines a gop event in iowa. >>> i'm poppy harlow. wall street will have all eyes on congress this week as lawmakers return from recess. the big issue, the fiscal cliff. will congress act or won't it
of the white house. president obama expected to open a news conference in just moments with a statement about the so-called fiscal cliff. these are automatic spending cuts and tax hikes that will go into effect at the end of this year, if nothing else is done. today, later today, he will meet with business leaders and yesterday he met with mary kay henry of the sei you, the service workers union and richard trumka, head of the cio and justin ruben, the executive director of moveon, a political action group. we had our brain and do some digging and it looks like leaders have been spending a lot of time at the white house over the last four years. according to visitor records come they have made 552 visits since obama took office compared to just 172 business leader visits. joining me now is lou dobbs and the host of "lou dobbs tonight." i was interested to hear charlie gasparino call this a farce. he thought this meeting was a farce because he said no small businesses are going to be there. the last time there was a meeting with a joss council, president obama went and read off of the teleprom
the this photo released by the white house today, shows, mr. obama immitating, silver medalist, not impressed look. the expregs wssion was caught. they're having fun with it. the president was an avid watcher of the olympics and talked to all five members of the gymnastics team by phone after they within gold this summer while he was on the campaign trail in ohio. >>> now for a look at sports. time to check in with comcast sportsnet. henry, two important football games tonight. then a third one t. that i am interested in too. big games. talking about a gymnast. give you something to flip over. if you can't get enough football. you've will love what we have coming up for you. rivals. usc/ucla. and former raiders' coach, gruden returns to the bay. nothing but love for the silver and black. guess what he will do tomorrow. it might surprise you. sports is next. frigidaire we introduced the first home freezer. the first pulsator agitator washer. we created a host of innovations that have helped make your home life better. and now we introduce the frigidaire orbitclean™ dishwasher. designed with
received a special award about an hour ago at the white house. first lady, michelle obama, presented them with a national arts and humanities youth program award. the nonprofit was chosen from a pool of 350 organizations. youth radio teaches students nationwide about media, careers, leadership and team work. >>> president obama is making history today by becoming the first u.s. president to set foot in cambodia. he and secretary of state, hillary clinton, are attending an east asia summit. this is the final leg of a four- day trip which also included a first-ever bit of to burma. he praised the country's progress towards die mockcy but urged further reform. >> the flickers of progress that we've seen must not be extend gived. they must be strengthened and become a shining north star for all of this nation's people. >> the president also met with democratic freedom activist, aung san suu kyii, who spent 15 years under house arrest. >>> at this hour, hundreds of families in san jose are receiving much-needed help for the holidays. janine de la vega live in san jose where a holiday foot give
petraeus for his book "a soldier's dream." >>> president obama won re-election with just 29% of the white vote. what's that mean? that's next. >>> conversation i look forward to and i'm sure you do, too, every sunday, because it always gets real. all right. one side is still celebrating and the other side still second-guessing, so let's talk politics and look ahead to what tuesday's election means with cnn contributors, will cain and lz granderson. earlier i called you will granderson to fred, and i don't know what i have been thinking, because you morphed into one person. lz is a senior writer for espn and will cain is a cnn contributor. let's look at some numbers here and be serious for a moment. barack obama got 93% of the black vote and 73% of the asian vote and 71% of the latino vote and 55% of the women's vote and 39% of the overall white vote. so let's talk about the future here. will cain, if democrats can win the white house with less than 40% of the white vote, so is a gop going to have to change its message and become more diverse? >> well, you said change its message. it is go
president obama's news conference 30 minutes away. >>> that is a live picture of the white house, everyone. the president's news conference begins in 30 minutes from now. we will count you down every step of the way. fiscal cliff will obviously be one of the top topics this hour. brian sullivan, eamon javers, john harwood is working his way into the white house right now for that news conference. they are all gathered with me. brian, we're going to begin with you. >> this is a big day at the white house. this is a big week at the white house regarding the fiscal cliff, guys. and today, 12 top ceo are coming here to the white house to meet with the president, anything from walmart to duke energy to ursula burns of xerox and nine others. they will gather up, they will huddle up and exchange ideas to try to find a fix for the fiscal cliff. the question is, how much is the president willing to give on spending cuts, how much is the gop willing to perhaps give on tax increases and revenue enhancements, and what will the ceos say, ask and demand? eamon javers here also at the white house as we h
decision to be less white. it was the ruthless obama smear machine. >> the obama campaign running a very aggressive early effort to characterize mitt romney as a corporate raider and his time at bain capital. >> that he was a vulture, vampire, vulture capitalist. >> jon: it was so unfair! i mean, where did that stuff come from anyway? >> there's a real difference between venture capitalism and vulture capitalism. >> pretty hard to justify rich people figuring out clever legal ways to loot a company. >> do you really believe this company wants to elect a wall street financier. >> there was a steel mill that bain swept in, took that company over. >> bain sometimes behaved in behavior where they looted a couple and left behind 1700 unemployed people. >> jon: damn you, obama! that's coming frommed in your own house. and even the right's beloved super pac designed to do to obama what obama did to romney backfired. remember aidle son, las vegas billionaire? said he's give up to $100 million to help romney defeat the socialist obama? why did he have to give so much money? because he gave so m
're just a short time from president obama's meeting with congressional leaders at the white house. speaker john boehner and house minority leader nancy pelosi will be there and others at any moment to talk about the fiscal cliff. the president spoke to labor leaders and business executives earlier in the week. it's a busy day in washington, d.c. we'll have more on all of this we'll have more on all of this coming up. diarrhea, gas, bloating? yeah. one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. approved! [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement pla
. this is president obama in the east room the white house on friday. >> obama: i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. i'm committed to solving our fiscal challenges. but i refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced. >> bill: now i will take the position of thomasman and ornstein who wrote a wonderful book, it is worse than it looks who said we could have gotten this done. an agreement on the deficit reduction plan a balanced plan if republicans had been willing to compromise. they clearly were not. before this election. they lost, obama won. are boehner and company going to be more willing to compromise now do you believe? >> you were talking about this before. i think they are saying that they're more flexible. they're saying they would take more revenues. if you listen very carefully to what the president said and what john boehner said, they're saying very similar things. president obama in his address in the east room did not once mention raising taxes. >> bill: i caught that. i know that. right. >
counterterrorism and counterespionage issues." yet the white house insists president obama didn't know of the affair until after the election. as for the investigation itself, we've got breaking news on that. we are joined by fran townsend, a member of the cia's external advisory board. she has the breaking news. fran, you've been talking to sources, what have you learned about possible legal fallout? >> it's interesting, anderson. what we understand is that paula broadwell had consented to the search of her homes, but after a discussion between her lawyers and the fbi, they decided to get a search warrant. we understand that they are reviewing documents, but based on what they've seen so far, they say that the classified material is, one, not substantial that they have seen and, two, while it may be a technical violation, it's not egregious. as a result of that, the law enforcement official told me they don't expect that there will be a prosecution related to the unauthorized release of classified information, but that ultimately, that's not a decision that the fbi will make. they wil
taxes. that is not a bad message if you are the obama white house. >> i agree, i think obama clearly ran on raising taxes on those making a quarter million dollars or more per year and 67% of the voters consistently agreed with that message. that is as close to a mandate as you were going to get in american politics. the candidates talk about it, the voters agree and poles to it, and the guy wins. so he has a mandate to try to do that, but there is no law saying that republicans cannot lay down in front of the train and stop that. and are divided party system, this republican party has the ability to stop that until we get to the machinations of the bush tax cuts. every time obama sat down to negotiate with republicans up until now, they have had an its vantage. that is that obama always wanted negotiations to succeed more than they did. a lot of republicans said, hey, let the debt ceiling expire because that is the kind of fire and brimstone punishment of a sitting nation that turns them on. but right now what will happen is if the six buyers, all those tax cuts expire at once, and then
the president and first lady, michelle obama, participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at arlington national cemetery. before it began the president hosted a white house breakfast for vet advance. afterwards he and mrs. obama visited arlington section 60, dedicated to servicemen who died in iraq and afghanistan. they also shared private words with families of deceased servicemembers. the president noted to applause that this was the first veterans day since forces left iraq. an oversized american flag flying over domino's sugar refinery to commemorate veterans day. the pole had to be repaired after a storm knocked it down 25 years ago. >> today we're restoring that on veterans day, a 10 foot by 12-foot flag, which will rise up over the refinery and next to that iconic sign we'll have a flag over the harbor forever. >> the raising of the new flag is just one of the many ways the company is celebrating their 90th anniversary. the baltimore ravens along with the maryland food bank gathers food and funds for the hungry. hoping to exceed last year's total of $26,000, and more than 11,000 pounds o
jauch mas. this is pajama obama. >> i think it's cool they got the camera into the white house bedroom. >> see the post-obama pajama party. >> we have >> i'si for our thursday edition of the best of "rtm" where we tell you about a bonus video you can find on our website. see what we have. >> beth, this is a video creepy and walking around going up behind people covering their eyes saying, guess who? except they're strangers. >> he comes up with the most awkward pranks. >> he's refined his awkwardness to make his videos funny, they're popular, get a lot of attention. how do all the people react when andrew does this pranks, you'll have to watch. >>> and to watch, head to our website and click on best of "rtm." >>> you never know what you'll see on a dashcam in russia. traffic stopped. brake lights on and this shirtless, shoeless guy comes running up over the hood of the car. the guys in the car jump out, start beating him. >> this guy's running from the cop, but the people in the car, like, start helping the cops immediately with punches right to the face of this dude. >> i guess you'd
effort by the white house and by obama to put pressure on -- put pressure on members of congress to pass his tax and deficit spending legislation. that's really what this is about. there are meetings all the time. you know, through the years in the white house with these groups. this one, though, is specific. the progressive and labor organizations that obama is going to meet with tomorrow are about to launch a campaign, ads, whole thing, to put pressure on democrats and on obama to not back down from their call for having -- what he is going to try with the business meeting is to get from the leaders or blunt their opposition. >> in the same week he will have surrounded himself with regular people like he did friday at the white house in a kind of unprecedented post election appearance, where it was essentially a campaign speech and now surrounds himself with the labor leaders and big business leaders. and they are trying to compel the white house is congress to fix the debt in the coming months. >> and xerox, honeywell, general electric, they aren't small businesses at all. >> they don
between michele obama and white women and black women. something she has given up her career to be the first lady. and many think it is the most wonderful thing in the world. the successful woman didn't have to be a spencer bachus actually in the context of a man that loves you -- there is a romantic overlay. they are so rarely seen as beautiful and lovable. but this symbolic dimension of what michele obama, she so clearly is adored in this lovely spontaneous way. i think there is a subtle difference in the way in which black women -- that she could give up her career and be a lady, but she is not someone who is working all the time. our history as has been we work all the time no matter what. and to be able to give that up and helping one's own children -- i think it's very powerful in terms of this function when we talk about marriage. >> okay, weird when ask you one last question before we open for a q&a. the question i want to pose is what is next. what's next? what is next for the obama administration. it can be a grassroots on the ground question. >> okay. we can talk a
that president obama's performance among white voters in midwest states like ohio, like wisconsin, like iowa is completely different than it was nationally and substantially different in states measured by the exit poll. >> quickly, i have to get your comments on what's happening between senator john mccain and a few other senators and the president. john mccain was on the "today" show this morning. he was asked, mark, about susan rice and his already -- i guess he's saying he would stand in the way of her being secretary of state. he was asked about condoleezza rice and supporting her during obvious controversial times. let's play that. >> you said opponents of condoleezza rice were expressing sour grapes after an election loss. why is this different? >> because every intelligence agency in the world, including the british, believe that iraq had weapons of mass destruction. that was an entirely different situation. four americans died that didn't have to die. >> so, mark, the double-standard at least as some alleged here, senator mccain does not see it. >> this goes to the whole point that
cough and stuffy nose relief. >>> ♪ >> president obama may have been joking at the white house dinner when he said he would be singing young jeezy instead of al green in his second term. in we done it again, his owed to the president's re-election his lyrics and the ages from the video make a very serious statement. it's a kind of counter narrative to the idea those so-called urban voters gave their support to the president in expectation for gifts in return. he visually and lir cal little takes us on a jurn newny through the challenges of inner city gift. in the end we see he is the one with the gift to give. for the african-americans who supported obama, the gift is in the giving, the ability to flex their political power through their votes. back at the table is chair woman of the louisiana democratic party karen carter peterson. i want to come to you first on this. jeezy put the video out the next day. hip-hop is always worth mining for understanding sort of what's going on with black popular culture and where we are. the idea that at the end, it's kind of the gangster who shows u
-- the attackers literally walked in d set fire to the facility. white house congressional appeared optimistic meeting with t thedent obama abou cliff.s financial fiscal john boehner and nancy pelosi congress and the president can come together. the big issue remains, taxes. how to pay foron such a deal. >> i believe the framework i meetinglined at our consistent with the for a fair andl balanced approach. >> we understand our responsibility. it has to be about cuts, it has to be about revenue. be about growth. it has to be about the future. deal is not reached 1, automatic spending cuts and higher taxes for the board will go into effect. bob mcdonnell is asking the l government to help in of superstores sandy. fema to provide assistance in 25 virginia counties. the program reimburses state and would debrisents removal and other costs. also asked for federal assistance for suffered the most -- and extensive damage. of hours, the future of rush hour driving in northern is going to change with of hot plains. drivers will have to pay to use these planes. -- lanes. >> you can see by this sign entr
. >>> president barack obama is going to the white house and meeting for talks on how to avoid the so called fiscal cliff. tomorrow he will meet with business leaders. they are building support to avoid spending cuts which scheduled to take affect at the end of the year. they are trying to build support which includes tax increases on the wealthy and they want to talk about why they won public backing in last week's election. >>> the approval vote comes four days after a separate bill of deep spending cuts narrowly passed parliament. they are set to meet today to discuss whether greece has met conditions for bailout funds that have been blocked since june. greece's prime of minister said they could -- prime minister said they could run out of money until the hold is released. >>> paying national defense is important, environmental research is important. the space program is an indicater of the world leader and all of that takes money. >> now prop 30 did not completely solve the problems. they will consider a fee hike and cal state wants to impose hikes on students who stay long passed their
obama's birth certificate as released by the white house in april of 2011 on the official white house website. as we suspect, it is a fraudulent document. >> sheriff joe arpaio, revealing the results of his tax high payer funded investigation into president obama's birth certificate. the sheriff, and a prominent mitt romney endorser, sent his cold-case posse to hawaii, where they discovered the president's birth certificate is a fraud! sheriff arpaio is a cartoon, but he is also a very visible political force republican arizona politics. a big backer of anti immigrant papers, please, law, he does everything he can to try to make himself nationally famous. to moving prisoners out of jail and putting them instead in tents in the desert. forcing prisoners to wear pink underwear, because it amuses him as sheriff to milwaukee them do that. he makes them eat baloney sandwiches with meat so rotten that the meat has turned green. and then the cold case posse to hawaii. some love old sheriff joe and his traveling circus, but some people don't and this year a group of high school kids took on s
of white power. >> bill: so now i'm david duke as the far left media runs wild after the re-election of president obama. we'll have a story that will make you furious. >> this country was founded by latin people. >> obama is reelected. >> yes. >> how exeighted are you. >> i would have left the country if he wasn't. >> jesse watters pays a visit to some far left folks. >> i know i'm talking to the enemy right now. >> don't hate me. >> i don't. >> i thought liberals wanted to embrace the other side. >> i don't think that's true at all. >> bill: we will show you what happened in the latest edition of watters world. caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. the far left running wild. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. flush for president obama's victory last week. far left elements in america are pumping it up. today a number of leftists met with the president at the white house. they included a bunch of union leaders, guy from move on. and center for american prog
and headache relief. >>> right now president obama she hadding back to the white house after touring portions of new york that were hardest-hit by superstorm standee nearly three weeks ago. more than 100 deaths are blamed, and millions lost power with tens of thousands still in the dark. the president met with first responders and families this afternoon flanked by new york governor andrew cuomo, the state's two senators and his secretaries of housing and homeland security. >> people still need emergency help. they still need heat. they still need power. they still need food. they still need shelters. kids are still trying to figure out where they're going to go to school. so there's a lot of short-term immediate stuff that has to be dealt with, and we are going to make sure that we stay here as long as people need that immediate help. that's fema's primary task. >> also on hand this time around was new york city mayor bloomberg who didn't give the president a photo-op last time in town but gave him a post-storm re-election endorsement citing obama's position on climate charge. just yesterday
. >> thank you so much, jon. and as you know, a few blocks away at the white house, president obama met today with top congressional leaders about working together on that looming fiscal cliff. everyone emerged saying the meeting was, quote, constructive. bipartisan. house minority leader nancy pelosi, who sat down with abc's martha raddatz, said she's confident a solution is within reach. >> the spirit at the table was one of, everybody wants to make the best effort to get this done. hopefully that is possible. hopefully it is possible by the middle of december, so the confidence of the markets and most importantly, the confidence of the consumers, returns to infuse our economy with demand, which creates jobs. >> and we will see more of nancy pelosi and martha when martha sits in for george stephanopoulos sunday morning, hosting "this week." >>> and tonight, a town in west texas is grieving. it was supposed to be a celebration of veterans but that turned into a tragedy when the freight train smashed into a parade float. the parade float was stuck on the tracks in midland, texas, and then a s
, worked on capitol hill and worked for obama's being the person the white house and was supposed to draft statements if they killed bin laden what they would say if they failed there was seriously bady bad possibilities that had to be worked through and thought about in advance. that was an interesting story line. michael morrell is interesting he went from president bush's brief per one 9/11 two rising to become chief of analysis that the cia during the bush term. he will tell you he was one of those ultimately responsible to deliver the opinion said don hussain was delivering -- harboring weapons of mass destruction and understands that was one of the biggest intelligence failures and takes responsibility. it haunts him to this day and he took responsibility for assessing intelligence if it was bin laden. some of the president and to get estimates of likelihood all over the map with cia analyst telling him weird 95% sure and the deputy director says 60%. and list from the center from 20% through 40% how do account for that? why is there such a wide variety loved all of certainty? morale
. hostess filed for bankruptcy in january. >>> president obama inviting business and labor leaders to the white house this week or talks on the so-called fiscal cliff. nancy pelosi in san francisco for a veterans day event yesterday is returning to capitol hill to push a deal backed by the president to avoid that fiscal cliff with tax hikes on wealthier households, republicans have already started digging in. >> it will slow down our ability to create the jobs that everyone says they want. >> we have a deficit we have to deal with. we have to do it with growth, creation of job, cuts, we all know that. also with revenue. >> if a deal with congress is not reached by year's end scheduled budget cuts will be imposed. 400,000 government jobs tied to defense could be slashed. another 400,000 other jobs would be he ed. taxes will go up on everyone -- will be eliminated. tax will go up on everyone. >>> congress is demanding answers on the investigation of david petraeus who quit after admitting he an affair. senator feinstein wants to know why the bureau didn't notify her sooner? biographe
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to this, julian. >> the united nations obama at the direction of the white house went on all sunday talk shows to allege that this was a spontaneous demonstration triggered by a hateful video. what did the president know? when did he know it? what did dough about it? >> your reaction to mr. mccain there, julian. >> i think, first of all, just to respond to how the president dealt with it, i think if there's a headline coming out of the press conference today with the president, it is this, no more mr. nice guy. that was the message on the fiscal cliff. that was clearly the message to-o susan rice. john mccain used to have a lot of respects from democrats, including myself. i think that has all but evaporated. john mccain happens to be wrong on the allegations he's making. the comments susan rice made four days after the benghazi attack were perfectly and entirely consistent with the intelligence that she was getting from the cia. when we believed that the attacks were a spontaneous protest and reaction to the video. what we've learned since then was that two things may have been happenin
. but the president notes the investigation is still going on. president obama held his first white house news conference of his new term today. reporters asked him whether investigators should have informed the white house about the scandal before the election. >> what i will say is, is that if, um, it is also possible that had we been told, then you would be sitting here asking a question about why were you interfering in a criminal investigation. >> shepard: the president said he thinks it's best if we just wait to get more information about how all of this unfolded. no question it is complicated so here is a bit of a recap of all the cast members and plot twists in this ongoing well soap opera. last week then cia director david petraeus resigned as we learned that he had been sleeping with his biographer paula broadwell. that affair came out after the fbi started investigating paula broadwell for allegedly sending emails to another woman jill kellily a friend of david petraeus family. curing the fbi investigation, agents uncovered thousands of pages of emails between jill kelley and genera
cars. >>> a war of words waging tonight between the white house and top republicans. president obama bristled and senators, for their criticism of u.n. ambassador rice. five days after the attack in benghazi, libya. rice said it appeared an anti- muslim film sparked protests that got out of hand. the republicans say they don't trust rice and the president is defending her. >> for them to go after the u.n.ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi. and was simply making a presentation on intelligence she had received, and to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> rice's name has been mentioned as a possible successor to hillary clinton. senator mccain says he will do anything to block her confirmation. >>> the ceos of ten major corporations went to the white house and discussed with the president the looming fiscal cliff. president obama and the ceos talked for about an hour, but specific details were not revealed. on wall street, stocks fell sharply again today. the dow industrials lost 185 points. the nasdaq dropped 37 today. both the nasdaq and dow are now at their lowest le
. norah o'donnell is in new york. there is a lot to talk about after president obama's first white house news conference in eight months. it covered everything from the budget crisis to libya to the david petraeus scandal. >> the president himself said that so much has happened lately, people forget the election was just a week ago. nancy cordes covered the news conference. she is at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie, norah and our viewers in the west. the president came to the white house, eager to push his message on the fiscal cliff but also was peppered about his handling of national security, foreign policy. one question in particular got a rise out of him about his u.n. ambassador, susan rice. in his first full press conference since march, president obama was asked about the criticism of u.s. ambassador susan rice, his likely choice to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. >> besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> reporter: rice has come under fire from some republicans for initially stating in television interviews that the september at
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posted. the looming fiscal cliff takes stage of the white house today when president obama sits down with congressional leaders on preventing a combination of tax increases and that will take effect in january. white house says the president trillion in $1.60 over the next decade. say they will accept but not higher tax rates. >> in prince george's county is verdict in the bowie state university murder trial. jurors acquitted alexis simpson and on all charges. charged with murdering her roommate dominique frazier in their dorm room last year. simpson said she acted in self- defense and the jury believed her. thank you jesus. that's all i want to say. is a god. believe. >> my friend got found not guilty because she is innocent. s not need to be walking the streets. >> simpson-bowles attorney says she will likely resume a study fall but most likely not at bowie state. >> there's an option for drivers hoping for a smooth commute. the new express lanes on the in northern open virginia. more.e carter has >> in the commonwealth, a new commuting option is just hours but it comes at a cost.
're at the start of another four years of president obama in the white house. he has a long list of to dos, so this week we'll examine the issues americans care about the most. today the issue is defense. we start with the military, because its budget will be slashed if the automatic cuts are engaged at the beginning of the year. more than $100 billion next year alone. we're stuck between one sides. one says national security is priceless and another telling us we can't continue at this level of spending. here to help us is admiral joseph stack. how are you? >> it's good to be with you. thanks. >> do you think it is possible that we can actually have a defense that runs efficiently, that is the best in the world, that protects us, that maintains global security without doing it so expensively? can we be more cost-efficient instead of throwing millions and billions at it every year? >> there's not aa question inmy mind we can. you just mentioned very few are willing to question our present military, question our present military industrial congressional complex. let me give you an example, whic
president obama will meet with business leader at the white house to discuss the looming fiscal cliff. the ceos of a dozen major companies will attend. among them the heads of ibm, ge, ford and walmart and this follows the president's meeting yesterday with labor leaders and comes ahead of his meeting with congressional leaders on friday. joining me now congress many woman maxine waters. fiscal cliff was coined in the hearing last winter. congresswoman, great to have you here. white house press secretary jay carney said that president obama plans to open negotiations by calling for 1$1.6 trillion in additional tax revenue, far more than republicans are open to, willing to accept and double the amount that speaker boehner offered the president during the debt negotiations last year. also during these closed door meetings yesterday with labor leaders, the president reportedly vowed that he would, quote, not budge when it comes to letting the bush tax cuts expire for the country's highest earners. do you think, though, with all that being said that there will be a compromise to be made?
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